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Title:
Dangerous ground : America's failed arms control policy, from FDR to Obama
Author:
Ritter, Scott.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Nation Books, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xxiv, 435 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
More than a comprehensive history of America's trouble relationship with nuclear weapons, Ritter also provides a clarion call for an informed citizenry from which will emerge a leadership and government driven not by fear, but reason.
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue: Missile crisis -- The genie escapes -- Red scare myths -- Massive retaliation -- Missile gaps -- SIOP versus "Big Ivan" -- On the edge of the nuclear abyss -- Unfulfilled promises: the limited test ban treaty and nonproliferation -- Missed opportunities -- Peace through strength -- The end of détente -- The Cold War begins anew -- Three minutes until midnight -- The triumph of reason -- Neglect and decay -- The end of arms control -- Conclusion: Toward a nuclear weapons-free world.
ISBN:
9781568583990
Format :
Book